Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Running (60 degrees) & Karaokes

Temp: 60, partly sunny
Wind: 10 mph
Precip./Humidity: None/Moderate
Terrain: Rolling hills
Distance: 3 miles

What I Wore: Lined Puma running shorts; dri-fit Nike t-shirt; hat; sunblock.

Did It Work: Yes. I slowly worked up a nice sweat on the hills and wasn't cold when the wind blew or when I slowed down for karaokes at the end.

What Are Karaokes?: Running sideways to strengthen the muscles around the knees and keep the groin loose. To do them properly, cross the back leg in front of the leading leg for the first stride, and then behind the leading leg for the second stride. Continue to alternate. Be sure to switch leading legs - half the distance with the right leg leading, half the distance with the left leg leading. Yes, people will stare, but it can be kinda fun. Ignore them and get into it!